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Board Meeting to be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Onanole Drop Inn
Centre, Onanole, MB. The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to review, clarify and produce consistant, easy to understand Building Guidelines.



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Watercraft Inspection Program in Operation, Canine Unit Available: Minister Nevakshonoff

Manitoba has launched its detection and awareness campaign in the fight against zebra mussels and will more than double the number of staff and equipment available for detection since zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Winnipeg, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced today.

“Fighting the expansion of this highly invasive species takes a concerted effort by everyone who enjoys our lakes and rivers,” Minister Nevakshonoff said. “We took an aggressive approach to control zebra mussels last year in four harbours, but mussels survived outside the harbours, so now more than ever, we need everyone’s support and vigilance.”

To assist with control efforts this year, the aquatic invasive species (AIS) program has once again launched its annual watercraft inspection program. This program has been greatly expanded since 2013 and now has six decontamination units available, the minister said. The goal is to prevent the introduction of new AIS into Manitoba while helping to contain the spread of zebra mussels within the province, he added.

Watercraft inspectors have taken decontamination units to locations such as the Emerson and Boissevain border crossings, and the Selkirk Park and Pine Falls boat launches, inspecting more than 200 watercraft and performing eight decontaminations from May 21 to 25, Minister Nevakshonoff said.

“This year, a detection dog is also available to assist with determining zebra mussel presence on watercraft and water-related equipment,” the minister said. “Following a successful training period, the dog was deployed this past weekend at Emerson and will assist at high-risk and high-traffic watercraft inspection stations and border crossings in Manitoba when available.”

Last year, Manitoba introduced proposed legislation with a number of measures that would be specifically aimed at preventing the spread of zebra mussels and complement federal regulatory changes. The new provincial AIS legislation would:

prohibit the possession, transportation and release of aquatic invasive species;
require trailered watercraft to stop and allow an inspection of the watercraft and water-based gear at watercraft inspection stations; and
allow the designation of control zones, where restrictions and prohibitions can be established in specific areas to prevent the introduction or control the spread of an AIS.
Increased awareness of zebra mussels led to the recent report of them on a private dock in the Red River, near Selkirk Park, the minister said. Adult mussels were found on the float underneath a dock and appeared to be dead. They were likely from last year, although one was still firmly attached to the dock’s float. This is the first evidence of zebra mussels in the Manitoba portion of the Red River, he noted, adding that further monitoring will take place to determine whether they have successfully established in the northern portion of the Red River.

Everyone is asked to do their part by:

cleaning and removing any visible aquatic plants, AIS or mud from the watercraft, trailer and all water-related gear;
draining water from compartments; and
drying all equipment and any hard-to-drain compartments that have contacted the water with a dry towel or sponge before it is used in any other body of water.

To report a zebra mussel or any other AIS from a new location, take pictures and visit call toll-free 1-877-STOP AIS-0 (1-877-867-2470).


Thanks for you support to protect Clear Lake.



MAY 16th, 2015

PRESENT: Trevor Winters, Brad Collett, Gloria Belliveau, Joyce Harland, Keith Vinthers, JoAnn Lombaert, Paul Barnabe, Joan James, Andrew Urbanovicz, Dale Wallis, Dwight McMillan

ABSENT: John George, Kevin Alguire, Nelda Didychuk, Brian McVicar

Meeting called to order at 9:30 a.m.

AGENDA: Moved by Joyce and seconded by Andrew that the agenda be accepted as presented.

MINUTES: Trevor thanked Nelda for taking the minutes of the previous meeting in the absence of the secretary. After review of the minutes of October 18th, 2014, a motion to adopt the minutes was made by Paul and seconded by Brad. CARRIED

MATTERS ARISING: Both items to be covered later in the agenda.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Moved by Paul and seconded by Brad that Board members names, cabin addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addressed be put in the newsletter and posted on the washroom bulletin boards. CARRIED
The 4 board members not present at the meeting to be contacted prior to the information being published.

TREASURER’S REPORT: as of October 18th,2014

Revenue: As of October 18th, 2014 $10,759.27
Membership Deposit 40.00
Total Revenue to 2015 $10,799.27


Mileage – Portage la Prairie Meeting – October 18th, 2014 $ 415.80
Lunch – Portage ls Prairie Meeting – October 18th, 2014 168.85
Mileage – Committee Meeting – John George 160.20
Mileage – Committee Meeting – Joan James 151.20
Mileage – Banking – Dec.1/14 &Apr.9/15 – Joyce Harland 18.00
Return deposit to Kathy Howard – Jamboree Hall from J. Hall 80.00
Site lock(Oct.21/14 – Oct.21/17
Private Domain (Oct.21/14 – July 24/15) 235.53
Stamps 8.93
WTA fees 500.00
Website domain renewal (July 24/15 – July 24/16) 131.06 (US)
Private domain renewal (July 24/15 – July 14/16) 9.99 (US)
Wordpress hosting renewal (May 23/15 – July 24/16 (84.32 US) 131.06 (Can)

Total Expenses to May 16th, 2015 $1,869.57

Total Assets to May 16th, 2015 $8,929.70

Westoba Bank Balance as of April 30th, 2015 $9,066.76
Subtract outstanding cheques 149.06
Add Westoba Equity and share 13.00
Bank Reconciliation – May 16th 2015 $8,929.70

Paid up members to date – 416 This gives us 79% paid up members

Prepared by Joyce Harland. Treasurer

MOU REVIEW: The work guidelines recommended in the MOU are generally accepted. The Board is to provide opinions to Parks Canada.

Presented by Dale Wallis
RM CLCA RoadPaving $ 615,897 $——– $ 615,897 $1,110
Total Project Cost $2,443,502 $22,701 $49,576 $9,915 $2,525,694 $4,551
LOTS: Sold 530 Amount to invoice $4,553
Surveyed Lots 25
Total Lots Surveyed 555

2015-16 PARKS CANADA Cabin Area Work Plan: Was reviewed as presented. Moved by Brad and
seconded by Keith that the plan be accepted as presented. CARRIED

BOAT COVE: There will be 4 boat launches operating this summer. There will be a canoe launch at the boat cove as well as the one at the canoe cove. The 2nd Street swimming dock is being replaced with a new sturdier dock. Work is continuing on improving the roads and parking at the boat cove.

RAC REPORT: Dale explained that the Rac Report is information for long term development of the cabin area.

DIRECTION OF BOARD RE BUILDING GUIDELINES: It was decided that the building guidelines do not need to be on our website. Moved by Keith and seconded by Brad that the guidelines and all r3eference to them be removed from the website. CARRIED
It is important that the Board be involved in the building guidelines. The Board will review the building guideline suggestions in the Rac Report and develop firm recommendation. Trevor to call a board meeting for this reason in the next few weeks.

TRAFFIC FLOW ISSUES-NORTH END STREETS: It was suggested that a survey be sent out to all north end residents. It was suggested that all residents be surveyed as the south end have experience that could be useful.


Buildings and Ground –Trevor and Andy will do the walk around.
Townsite Security – Gloria and JoAnn
Vegetation – Brian, Nelda and JoAnn
Website – Joyce
Newsletter – Trevor and Joyce
Doctor`s Residence –Joan

NEW BUSINESS: The George Neilly Gas Station site has been sold, but future plans are not known at this time.
A quest ion was raised re open propane fires, and Dale replied that no open flames are allowed.
There are several Hydro street lights out or flickering and the procedure for having them fixed is to call Manitoba and give them the number that is written on the pole.

NEXT MEETING: Will be called by the president.

Brad adjourned the meeting at 2:20 p.m.

The above minutes are intended for your perusal only and need to be approved at the next Board Meeting.

Board Meeting – Saturday, May 16, 2015


Board Meeting – Saturday, May 16, 2015
at the Smokey Hollow Motel in Onanole, MB
9:30 a.m.



I am sorry but somehow these minutes must have gotten misplaced. I was looking for them to review at our upcoming meeting this Saturday and discovered I had never posted them on this site. I hope it’s better late than never. My apologies to our membership but here they are now.

Tornado’s Restaurant
1107 Saskatchewan Avenue
Portage la Prairie
Board Meeting
Present – Trevor Winters, Joyce Harland, Andy Urbanowicz, Brian McVicar, John George, Paul Barnabe, Joanne Lambert, Joan James, Brad Collett, Nelda Didychuk
Kevin Alquire attempted to attend our meeting and was part of the conversation for the first couple of hours via face time until the connection gave up, after that he was available via text messages
Absent – Keith Vinters, Gloria Belliveau. Meeting called to order at 9 :36.
Building Guidelines
Joan James discussed building guidelines that the sub committee of Kevin Alguire, Joan James, John George and Jeff Sim as well as Parks Canada were involved in. The mandate is to have guidelines defined with clarity and easy to follow. There is still discussion and as soon as there is a change to the guidelines we will post such rules. Members, please keep in mind that all guidlines must be pre- approved before construction or renovations take place.

Dale Wallis, Parks Canada joined us at 10 :25.
Building Guidelines : Waskesui guidelines were used as a base and issues pertanent to RMNP were addressed keeping in mind reference to the Community Plan as well. As mentioned above, there is still much discussion taking place on this topic.

Trevor thanked Dale for taking the opportunity to sit with our building guidelines committee to review any concerns and to make the current guidelines easy to understand and to identify what is allowed.

Brian McVicar – our committee is a communication tool to clarify items that the members are asking for. Again, for any building or renovation clarification, please contact Parks Canada prior to obtaining your building permit. All rules are issued to keep safety first in mind. When people come to the board, the best advise we can offer is to take the issue seriously – and refer them to the Park.

Paul Barnaby – We don’t want the guidelines to go to 45 pages as that will cost us money for an interpreter as the Park will not be able to discuss with all cabin owners this much data. Our guidelines will be the standard guidelines that should be adhered to.

Dale Wallis – There has been a lot of campground accomplishments. We continue to maintain the level of trust and respect with each board that there is involvment with. We hope to continue this level of trust and respect for the future.
Brian McVicar – The board relationship with Dale and Dwight has been an absolute pleasure to work with. The change that has been brought to the campground is very positive combined with the historicness of the past years. Any clarifications offered by a member of the board – is only for ease of understanding for the benefit of our membership. Again, guidelines are for guidelines and discussion only – please be reasonable in thinking that word of mouth is the rule and not the actual rules. Rules as we have them will be posted to the website.

Trevor Winters – Will propose a draft to be posted as it is available for members with comments prior to June 15, 2015.

Dale Wallis – North End Streets – As there have been a number of significant changes over the past three seasons, let’s let the dust settle (figuratively and physically) for a couple years – there are many comprehensive review issues to consider such as traffic, North and South sections joined, green space – so it is a process that will not be decided at this table. The shore road is outside of the legal boundary of the campground survey and is not a simple decision to be made. Outside the surveyed land involves environmental assessments. There have been asthetic updates to the wishing well. Parks Canada is in the process of developing a co-Management agreement with Keeseekoowenin First Nations.
Andy – Is the pavement at the bottom of North Entrance part of our paving? Dale – No.
Andy – Is drainage considered for future? Dale – yes.
The burm around the north shore is meant to act as an erosion barrier.
Recycling – The Park has put forth efforts for recycling to continue within the Park and surrounding areas. A truck is moving product to Erickson where it is packaged and sent to Brandon. Cardboard and paper are not recyclable at our Park. « Recyled » logos will be added to the truck used to transport recycled collection so as not to confuse items being taken to the landfill. The Park continues to collect and compost wood chips, grass etc.
Water/Sewer – Paving has been completed. Landscaping crew are working now – adding fill and grass seed to the sides of the new pavement – all washroom entrances have been paved, The Park will take a look at the entrance to the showers as well. The cost will be as close to budget as predicted. If there is additional budget funds available, there would be a number of projects left to do such as cookshack updates, building canoe racks, paving sidewalks and trails. We will keep members posted if there are options to consider.

Nelda – a suggestion would be for the canoe area to have the canoes removed at the end of the next season with any remaining « vessels » to be disposed of from the area.

Brad moved minutes as approved from August 16th after no errors or admissions. Seconded by John George. Carried.
Matters arriving from minutes : North end Streets – nothing further to this time review assessments necessary and the matter from the August 16th meeting to add a handrail to the second street walkway will be addressed at that time. Trevor will send note to Dale.

Computer and printer – Joyce has purchased and is dutifully and tirelessly posting to the web site, copies can be made and this expense has and will be well worth the effect.

Treasurers Report – Joyce

Treasurer’s Report as of October 18, 2014

REVENUE: As of August 14, 2014 $11,802.93

Membership deposit $1,020.00

Sold 13 keys $65.00

TOTAL REVENUE AS OF OCTOBER 18, 2014 $12,887.93


MacBook Air $1,171.81

Laser Brother all-in-one Printer $211.94

Breakfast Board Meeting,Aug.16/14 $168.71

Joan James – mileage to Board meeting Aug.16/14 $76.50

Joyce Harland – mileage to bank & post office,
Aug 22, Aug 30, and Sept.2/14 $18.90

Joyce Harland – mileage to apple store for set up and
tutorial, Sept 8 & Sept 25/14, bank with deposit Oct 16/14 $42.75

Greg Fleck – return deposit from Jamboree Hall $80.00

Printer Paper $18.05

Theatre Rental for AGM – Aug.31/14 $100.00

Katie Lee – return deposit and donation for Jamboree Hall
(rained out and had to use an alternate venue) $160.00

Peter Logan – return deposit for Jamboree Hall $80.00


TOTAL ASSETS AS OF OCTOBER 18, 2014 $10,759.27

Westoba balance as of Sept 3-/14 $10,469.02

Add outstanding deposits $320.00

Subtract outstanding cheques $42.75

Add Westoba Equity and shares $13.00

There are 414 paid up members out of 527 lots with cabins on them, making a total of 79% paid members in our campground. Joyce moved the report respectfully submitted, and Brian seconded the treasures report. All in favor.

Joyce reported on the website that the items posted were read in a very favorable way. Joyce brought up the possibility of the website being hacked. A solution is available with a plan costing up to $95.88 a year. Nelda made a motion that we buy the $95.88 per year security protection package. Seconded by Brad. John made a motion to also buy the under $10.00 a year Domain protection which covers all identify theft. Brian Seconded. Joanne made a motion that Joyce is able to purchase a case for the new computer. Seconded by John.

Committee membership :
Joan has been named as an alternate to the WTA if Brian, Brad or Trevor were unable to attend. Three members from Cottage area, Cabin area and downtown business area attend the WTA meetings.

Boating and Marine Committee– John George is our representative. The Clear lake Users Group attend this board group meeting as well. The concrete barriers at the boat dock are being replaced and as of this date, one has been replaced. Trees have been tagged for additional boat cove renovations. Many positive reports have been made and a thank you is sent out for the installation of the canoe launch on second street.

Buildings and Grounds – Trevor and Andy will do the walk around.

Townsite Security – Gloria and Nelda

Vegetation – Brian, Nelda and Joanne.

Website – Joyce

Newsletter – Trevor

Doctors Residence Committee – Joan

Building Guidelines – Joan gave a brieft review of why the building guidelines were revisited. Any new guidelines will be posted. Trevor will summarize some of our recommendations and again – any new guidelines will be posted.

We will table the question from Kieth Vinters regarding Cabin area membership lists for all board members.

Next Meeting – March, 2015. Paul adjorned the meeting.
/ndidychuk October 18, 2014



Dwight McMillan at The Park has been getting calls about people going around posing as plumbers, carpenters, etc. They ask for money up front but they do not do the work. The Park will be posting a list of all contractors, who have purchased a business license and are legally allowed to work in the Park, on the washroom bulletin boards. I also have this same list published on our website and I keep it current as I receive the updates from The Park. Just go to Cabin Information and click on Licensed Contractors.

Please be careful and protect yourself by making sure you only hire contractors who are licensed to work in The Park. If you have any questions regarding this situation please contact Dwight McMillan CCBCO



Brandon Police Service
1020 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 1A9 Telephone (204) 729-2345

May 3rd 2015

The Brandon Police Service Tactical Response Unit will be conducting police training exercises in the area on May 11th and 12th 2015. Training will be conducted within the area of Wasagaming as well as areas along Hwy #10 within Riding Mountain National Park.
All training will be conducted with the utmost consideration to the public’s safety and “Police Training” signs will be posted in each specific area while Unit members are present.
For further information or if you have concerns regarding this training please contact either of the training coordinators listed below.
Sgt. Kevin Loewen (204) 724 3822 Sgt Dave Andrew (204) 724 2639
Thanks for your continued cooperation in this training event.
Sgt Kevin Loewen Brandon Police Service

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